[OSM-talk] [Tagging] nomoj de internaciaj objektoj / nazwy obiektów międzynarodowych / names of international objects

stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Sat Jan 11 22:20:55 UTC 2020


On Jan 11, 2020, at 2:12 PM, Tomek <tomek at disroot.org> wrote:
> EN
> English fanatics, please read the text: http://sylvanzaft.org/verkaro/Esperanto-A_Language_for_a_Global_Village.pdf

No thank you.  I am not a "fanatic" of my mother tongue, I simply use it along with hundreds of millions or billions of others — um, not all of them HERE, of course, but there are enough English speakers here, and there have been since Day 1, to make it an interesting and informative place to have conversations like this.  Not to mention I am multilingual (though my Esperanto is 35-year-old-rusty).

What I would much rather do is continue discussion on this list in English, as we always have.  It is good discussion, but I don't appreciate being name-called ("fanatic") or told to "go learn a new language."  I mentioned that I was a founding member of my university's Esperanto Club, so I know the reasoning behind why people might want to learn the language.  But I don't believe it was ever meant to be rammed down anybody's throat.  (Which is what that felt like).

Opinions are mine.

Thanks for your understanding and peace to you,
SteveA


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